Ghost Backup and Restore Tutorial

We shall in this tutorial cover the steps you need to take to bkkcup your Ghost website and also restore a backup of your Ghost website..

 

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Ghost Management Tutorial

 
 
 

 

How to Backup your Ghost Blog

 

In this tutorial we will show you how to back up your Ghost Blog data. To export your Ghost posts, pages, general settings and user information please access the Ghost Debug page at:

https://example.com/ghost/debug/

You should replace example.com with your actual domain or IP address.

After logging with your Ghost admin email address and password you will be directed to the Ghost Debug section.

On this page, please click on the Export button to export your Ghost data in to a json file which will be automatically downloaded on your local computer.

Please note that the json file contains your users, posts and pages as well as your Ghost blog general settings. Still, it does not include any images you might have uploaded to your Ghost platform.

To backup your Ghost Images as well you should access your Ghost installation directory via your favorite FTP client and download all the data located under the Ghost /content/images/ directory. In case you would like to copy your Themes, Plugins and data you might download them as well via FTP from the /content/ directory of your Ghost installation.

 

Further reading:

Ghost Management Tutorial

 
 
 

 

How to Restore your Ghost Blog

 

In this tutorial we will show you how to restore your Ghost Blog data. To restore your Ghost posts, pages, general settings and user information please access the Ghost Debug page at:

https://example.com/ ghost/debug/

Please replace example.com with your actual domain or IP address.

After logging with your Ghost admin email address and password you will be directed to the Ghost Debug section.

On this page you should see the Import option available on the Ghost debug page. To import your Ghost json back up file, please click on the Choose File and select the json file from your local computer. When you are ready click on the IMPORT button on the right.

After a short period you should have your data imported into your Ghost blog and see all of your posts and pages. Still, this does not restore your images which you might have uploaded into your posts. To restore your images, please connect to your Ghost server via your favorite FTP client and navigate to the Ghost installation directory.

Under the Ghost main folder you should locate the /content directory. Under the content directory is located the images folder which contains all of your attachments. If you have a back up of your previous Ghost installation /images directory you can upload the content here to make your uploads available to your new Ghost instance.

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